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Rule of 72: Narrowing the field

Updated: November 4, 2011, 1:11 PM ET
By Ricky Craven | ESPN

Editor's note: An explanation of Ricky's "Rule of 72" can be found here.

After a wild weekend at Martinsville, I think we have four drivers still in the Sprint Cup battle: Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards. Matt Kenseth's 31st-place finish, according to the Rule of 72, eliminates him from the running. A 31st-place finish in the Chase is difficult enough to recover from, but Kenseth also posted an 18th-place finish the week before, so the two poor races ...

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